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    NY - Adam Croote for rape, attempted murder of 10yo girl, Berne, 2011

    Adam Croote aged 23 was babysitting for family friends. Very bad move there. He picked the child up at the bus stop and as soon as he got home raped the 10 year old girl and then tried to kill her.


    http://capitalregion.ynn.com/content...s-babysitting/


    This guy has been in the news since years ago when his father murdered his mother. One grandmom was granted custody, but the other Gram fought it. Eventually she kidnapped him and his face was on fliers all over.

    Poor little girl. God Bless her and hoping she gets good help to deal with this if there's such a thing.
    Last edited by Salem; 06-26-2011 at 02:27 AM.

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    The story of Croote's father's imprisonment up to him savagely raping a person driving a van from the facility where he was.




    http://www.albanyairport.com/local_news.php

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    Nothing "excuses" child abuse or attempted murder...nothing. However, this guy's life has been AWFUL. I can easily see why he'd have no moral compass at all. Just reading between the lines of Filly's second link, tells the story.

    I too worry that he's had many more victims. Sadly kids who are abused in residential treatment facilities rarely disclose and if they do, sometimes are not believed. The kids move so often, their heads spin as to who has done what to them. Surely there are others.

    And Filly, I think you need to change you thread heading. This guy was arrested in NY but is a RSO out of MA, if I've got my details right.

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    Another article (and photos) about Croote's childhood:

    http://www.timesunion.com/local/arti...ry-1436208.php

    Rape suspect has twisted history

    "Adam Croote is no stranger to having his photo in print. The 23-year-old New Scotland man who was charged with brutally raping and attempting to kill a 10-year-old girl he was supposed to be baby-sitting Monday has been a focus of news reports since he was 2. That's when his father shot the toddler's pregnant mother in the head twice and left home for the next four hours, leaving Croote alone with his dead mother...."

    more at link, plus photos (and that's just the beginning)

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    Albany man in rape case has weird past

    ALBANY, N.Y.- A 23-year-old man accused of raping an upstate New York girl was the subject of a missing child case that received national attention in the 1990s, including getting his photograph taken with President Bill Clinton at the White House, authorities said Thursday.

    Adam Croote's tangled past includes his father killing his mother, his abduction by a grandmother and a sex crime conviction in Massachusetts. He was charged Monday with attacking a 10-year-old girl he was babysitting at a home in Berne, near Albany, said Albany County Under Sheriff Craig Apple.
    more at link:

    http://www.wivb.com/dpp/news/crime/A...has-weird-past

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    Sad sad story all around. In some ways I can sympathize with many of the aspects on both the suspect and the victims cases.

    But at some point you have to grow up and learn to live with the past and he seems incapable of doing that. His crimes seem to be getting more violent.

    I am curious as to why his teen years were spent in residential and group homes. Could have been due to the loss of his grandmother, or a teen delinquency issue or a mental health issue. The article doesn't specify.

    Still most of my sympathy goes to the adult victim and the 10 year old child whom he chose to involve in his issues against their will.

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    I wonder how many victims is out there.

    Adam Croote with President Clinton

    http://www.examiner.com/missing-pers...linton-picture

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    Missing-children Advocates Score A Win
    January 20, 1996|By Angie Cannon, INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU

    Linda Koerner, the paternal grandmother of Adam Croote, told of how the boy was recovered a year ago after being abducted by his maternal grandparents in February 1992 from Dormansville, N.Y. He had been missing for three years.

    Adam's poster was inserted in a ream of colored construction paper delivered to the Mildred, Kan., school district, in which he had become a pupil. As a kindergarten teacher opened it, the poster fell to her feet. She picked it up and said: ``This is Danny,'' as he was known in her class.

    ``The posters do work,'' said Koerner. ``They do bring about the miracles, and Adam is here to show that.''

    http://articles.philly.com/1996-01-2...ssing-children

    so sad that his life turn into this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tfrohning View Post
    Missing-children Advocates Score A Win
    January 20, 1996|By Angie Cannon, INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU

    Linda Koerner, the paternal grandmother of Adam Croote, told of how the boy was recovered a year ago after being abducted by his maternal grandparents in February 1992 from Dormansville, N.Y. He had been missing for three years.

    Adam's poster was inserted in a ream of colored construction paper delivered to the Mildred, Kan., school district, in which he had become a pupil. As a kindergarten teacher opened it, the poster fell to her feet. She picked it up and said: ``This is Danny,'' as he was known in her class.

    ``The posters do work,'' said Koerner. ``They do bring about the miracles, and Adam is here to show that.''

    http://articles.philly.com/1996-01-2...ssing-children

    so sad that his life turn into this.
    Seems strange that the paternal grandparents were given custody after their son killed his mother.

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    I've asked the mods to merge as Filly started a post on this case earlier. I also asked them to change the state to NY.

    Concerning the reason the boy was placed with the paternal grandparents--it was determined that the maternal step-father had sexually abused the boy's mother when she was a child. I found some links which are on the other thread:

    WA Sex Offender Babysitter Attempts To Murder 10 Year Old - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community
    Last edited by KateB; 06-04-2015 at 09:39 PM. Reason: repair url tag.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Missizzy View Post

    And Filly, I think you need to change you thread heading. This guy was arrested in NY but is a RSO out of MA, if I've got my details right.
    Like I don't have enough people being critical of me. Actually I think I meant MA and did it upside down. I've been doing that alot. I must have "Upsidedownism".

    Yes, this rapist, attempted murderer did have one wild ride. Band hand. Bad roster.

    Makes ya wonder if the family friends who allowed him to babysit knew of the horros he experienced. Also makes ya wonder if they checked the dang RSO list.

    Bless that poor little girl. Dear Lord she's only 10 and he brutally attacks her and tries to kill her.

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    I tried to be sweet when I pointed it out. Just think M as in mmmmmmountain and you'll get it. LOL

    (((hugs)))



    This guy didn't have a chance, IMO. But that's still no excuse. Now there are more people hurting. He must have had a devil may care attitude as he knew he'd get caught. Makes one wonder if he was seeking external control because he had zero internal control. Cases like this intrigue me as one person may take the right fork in the road and another takes the wrong. I honestly don't know how much has to do with choice or ruined brain chemistry. I'm certain that will all come up at trial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Missizzy View Post
    I've asked the mods to merge as Filly started a post on this case earlier. I also asked them to change the state to NY.

    Concerning the reason the boy was placed with the paternal grandparents--it was determined that the maternal step-father had sexually abused the boy's mother when she was a child. I found some links which are on the other thread:

    WA Sex Offender Babysitter Attempts To Murder 10 Year Old - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community
    You just love calling attention to my flaws don't ya?

    O.K. so where's the other thread? Did I say anything of importance on it?

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    Yes, Filly. I sit here all day going over your posts looking for errors. LOL. Got my red pen at the ready. Here's the other one:

    NY RSO Adam Croote Attempts To Murder 10 Year Old - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community


    I'll alert the mods and ask for them to merge.
    Last edited by KateB; 06-04-2015 at 09:39 PM. Reason: repair url tag.

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    This poor girl, I hope she is able to recover and not have negative effects like Adam. I am not saying Adam is not to blame, but can you imagine watching your mother being murdered and then being alone with her for 4 hours?

    JMO

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